Projecting the Cowboys First Round of Roster Cuts

    While the news of 's back dominated their weekend and probably many days to come, the still have other business to attend to. The roster must be cut down to 75 players by 4:00 PM EST on Tuesday.

    The team's roster page lists 83 “active” players. This does not include , , or , who are all on some for of injury list. It also doesn't include or , who have other issues.

    Cowboys Blog - Bitching Points: Kellen Moore, Jason Garrett, Tony Romo, Et Al. 1That means Dallas will need to make eight roster moves to satisfy tomorrow's deadline. They don't all necessarily have to be cuts, though. They could elect to place on as his broken leg should keep him out most of the season.

    While they also have the same potential move with Romo, there's no way that they'll pull the trigger on that this quickly. The Cowboys will want to at least wait through the end of the week and Saturday's second cut deadline to see how he's progressed.

    What that means, though, is that one extra move will have to made to bring in additional QB help. Dallas likely won't risk in the finale, so they will need at least one more passer to play along with .

    So, with all that in mind, here are the roster moves that I expect between now and tomorrow's deadline.

    1. QB Kellen Moore moved to IR
    2. WR Chris Brown waived
    3. OT Darryl Baldwin waived
    4. DE Zach Wood waived
    5. DT Gerald Dixon Jr. waived
    6. LB Henoc Muamba waived
    7. LB Brandon Hepburn waived
    8. CB Arjen Colquhoun waived
    9. CB Isaiah Frey waived

    Those nine moves will satisfy the cut deadline, leave a spot open for them to add another , and leave enough players at all position to get through Thursday's final preseason game.

    will have the official cuts for you once they're announced. Stay tuned!

    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!


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